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Schools in Fukushima clearing radioactive dirt, but nowhere to dump it via asahi.com

Nearly 600 schools and other child-related facilities in Fukushima Prefecture have started or soon will start removing ground soil contaminated by radioactive fallout at their facilities, an Asahi Shimbun survey shows.

In total, 584 public-run elementary schools, junior high schools, special-needs schools, kindergartens and day-care centers, or about half of all facilities in such categories in Fukushima Prefecture, are on board.

The Asahi Shimbun found that 97 percent of the schools expect to complete the work by the end of the summer break. It is estimated that 180,000 cubic meters of soil must be removed, but no plans have been drawn up for disposing of the dirt.

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